Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrated her 40th anniversary as queen in 2012. The Royal Danish Collections arranged a special exhibition of a selection of the Queen's gala gowns called "Royal Gala". Her Majesty the Queen selected about 40 of her gowns to be shown, dating from the 1960s until today. Everyone was eager to see the colorful and striking gowns which are well known from reports in popular magazines. The gowns, which are still in the Queen's wardrobe and many of them still in use, were made by leading Danish designers as well a few select Parisian gowns. The exhibit included many press photos of the Queen at the banquets and state visits when she wore the gowns. A video showing the museum guests how to bow and curtsy was made for the exhibition, so guests felt prepared to meet the Queen in a gala reception line exhibiting gowns worn by H.M. Queen Margrethe, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary, H.R.H. Princess Marie and H.R.H. Princess Benedikte and their husbands at recent gala events, accompanied by the court staff in their colorful uniforms.

This short video is a walk-through of the exhibition, which was one of the museum's biggest successes ever.

Production: Berit Møller BnBvideo; idé Katia Johansen.

 

 

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